Who Are the Women's & Gender Studies Faculty?

The UMass Dartmouth Women's & Gender Studies faculty consists of a number of affiliated faculty members from different departments. They contribute their knowledge and expertise to the program through a number of cross-listed courses each semester.

Our  affiliated faculty come from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including Anthropology, Art History, Economics, English, History, Nursing, Political Science, and Sociology. In addition, Women's & Gender Studies has the following jointly appointed faculty who teach foundation and core classes each semester:

Heidi Berggren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science & WMS

Catherine Villanueva Gardner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Philosophy & WMS

Jeannette E. Riley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English & WMS

Contact Us

For notification of upcoming courses, announcements, or if you have any questions regarding any Women's & Gender Studies online programs, please contact:

Dr. Catherine Gardner

Director, Women’s Studies Program
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
N. Dartmouth, MA 02747


Paula Cabral

Administrative Assistant, Women's and Gender Studies
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Fax: 508.999.9235

Online programs and courses are offered by the Departments and Colleges of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth through UMass Dartmouth University Extension.